NBA Rookies Who Left School Way Too Early

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NBA Rookies Who Left School Way Too Early
Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Today's trend of early departures from college basketball to the NBA results in many ill-advised exits. The 2012-13 rookie class features several players who left school way too early.

For some, there was no stopping the jump to the NBA ranks, regardless of how unprepared they were.

A pair of NCAA champions could have used more college competition. The best passer in the country needed more polishing. Other standouts from the Big East, ACC and Pac-12 were unwise to enter their names in the draft.

But they did anyway.

Whether related to skill, leadership or maturity, these rookies ditched college far too soon.

*Statistics accurate as of Feb. 2, 2013.

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